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Indian Sonic Omnibus / Indian Sonic Omnibus
Album:Indian Sonic Omnibus Collection:General
Artist:Indian Sonic Omnibus Added:07/2009
Label:Majmua Music 

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 29, 2009:IBS or Cron's?
Mysore Hotel Mandolin & Table Duo

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2011-05-23 
from the web site: Recorded over three trips to India (2002, 2003 & 2004/2005) using inexpensive recording media (minidisk and cassette recorders). Granted, it is not a journey for the audiophile purist out there, but you'll want to hop aboard this omnibus to hear examples of street and temple music, as well as field recordings and incidential sounds and more from many corners of this vast country! From the brass marching bands of Mysore's famed Dasara parade to recordings from the Joydev Mela that you won't find on a "proper" world music sampler, we have strived to present a work that touches on our sonic experiences - yes the experiences of outsiders but a fascinating experience nevertheless.
1: 3:15 Classical Indian music drone & wail
2: 4:28 Temple song, drone & wails
3: 0:18 distant chanting
4: 3:34 mandolin & tabla, slow to mid
5: 0:27 birds chirping
6: 0:36 female wail
7: 2:48 fast female wail & percussion
8: 0:05 fast talk
***9: 4:26 mid tempo to faster, male vocal/wail, percussion with sort of drone
10: 0:38 call to prayer, slow wail
***11: 3:58 mid to faster percussion and chant/wail
12: 0:29 bird sounds
13: 0:32 train sounds
14: 0:22 marching band
***15: 6:59 simple percussion with distant wails & clanging, harsh higher frequency noise but still a cool boat ride
16: 2:34 male wail with low drone
***17: 2:23 fast male vocal/wail
18: 0:44 cow/frog car noises
***19: 4:40 a parade, chants, brass, announcements & crowd noises
20: 3:19 distant female wail, simple percussion
21: 0:38 distant wailing
22: 1:18 mid to faster brass & percussion
**23: 1:02 male vocal intro then fast fast percussion
***24: 5:13 mid tempo percussion, drone with sitar
25: 0:21 car horns at a bazar
26: 1:58 dreamy woodwind? drone and bells with minimal percussion D  Farrell 05/2011

Track Listing
1.Varanasi Storefront Alap 14.Mumbai Youth Marching Band Practice
2.Sravanbelagola Jain Temple Song 15.Varanasi Boat Ride On The Ganges
3.Madurai Sri Meenakshi Temple Chanting & Chipmunks 16.Chennai Carnatic Alap
4.Mysore Hotel Mandolin & Table Duo 17.Mysore Dasara Go-Go Band
5.Birds Of Mysore 18.Halebid Crow/Frog/Wind
6.Joydev Mela Storyteller 19.Mysoer Dasara Parade
7.Joydev Mela Female Lead Group 20.Madurai Sri Meenakshi 8 Girl Singers
8.Joydev Mela Freakshow Barker 21.Kerala Backwaters Dueling Bhajans
9.Joydev Mela Blind Baul Lead Group 22.Sravanbelogola Jain Temple Group
10.Mysore Call To Prayer 23.Chennai Go Ram Go
11.Varanasi - Folk Duo From Lucknow 24.Varanasi Performance
12.Sounds Of Periyar Wildlife Preserve, Kerala 25.Hassan Bazaar
13.Train To Mumbai 26.Mumbai Signoff